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Academy of Technology LogoExecutive architect - co-leader WW CoP for Performance & Availability - member IBM AoT Leadership team
Amsterdam, , Netherlands



My business unit is GBS
My Marketing Team is BeNeLux IMT
My Ops Team is Europe

I am an Executive Architect and Performance & Availability Engineer in IBM’s Global Business Services organisation. I am a leadership team member of the IBM Academy of Technology and co-lead the World-Wide Community of Practice for Performance and Availability (an IBM Academy of Technology Affiliate). I teach architecture and performance engineering methods inside IBM and externally. Iwas a speaker at IBM and external conferences about subjects related to architecture, performance and availability engineering. I have wide experience in defining enterprise and infrastructure architectures. I have led a number of performance  troubleshooting and testing engagements for organisations in a wide variety of industries.

Engagement highlights:
Lead technical architect in a multi-channel development and roll-out programme for a global lifestyle company based in the Nordics
Senior performance and availability engineer in a stability programme at a global shipping company based in the Nordics
Technical architect in the Moscow Design Center
Senior performance engineer for a consultancy / process improvement / performance test engagement for a major bank in the Nordics
Lead performance engineer and project manager for two batch schedule performance optimization engagements for a major bank, leading to a disclosure and a redpaper
Lead performance engineer for a successful performance troubleshooting engagement for a retail company
Technical architect for a petrochemical company and lead performance engineer in their high latency WAN environment

Extra-curricular activities:
co-leader of worldwide IBM Community of Practice for performance & capacity
part-time researcher at Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) Ansterdam
BeNeLux Women in Technology leader

My key skills are

  • Technical team leadership
  • Design authority
  • Performance engineering and management
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Infrastructure design and operational modeling
  • Business application modernisation

I hold the following titles and positions:

  • Member of Academy Leadership Team
  • OpenGroup certified Distinguished architect
  • MSc computer science (University of Twente)
  • MLit linguistics (University of Groningen)
  • BLit Slavic languages (University of Groningen)

I am or have been involved with the following industries:

  • Banking
  • Industrial
  • Public
  • Retail
  • Travel and Transportation
  • Telco

I am involved with the following #IBMAoT affiliates:

  • Benelux TEC (member)
  • WW Community of Practice for Performance and Availability (co-leader)
  • VIA (initiator)

My areas of expertise and proficiencies are:

  • Cloud-Architecture, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Cloud-Infrastructure, Able to speak authoritatively
  • DesignThinking, Able to speak authoritatively
  • IoT, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Resilience, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Capacity management, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Cloud, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Complex-System-Integration, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Agile, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Power-Systems, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Z-Systems, Able to speak authoritatively
  • DataCenter, Able to speak authoritatively
  • High-Availability, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Performance engineering, Able to speak authoritatively
  • Systems-Management-ITIL, Able to speak authoritatively